Office of Inspector General

Office of the Inspector General Robert DevlinThe State of Connecticut established the Office of Inspector General in 2021. The office is charged with conducting investigations of peace officers in accordance with C.G.S. §51-277a, as amended by the Act, prosecuting any cases in which the Inspector General determines a peace officer used force found to not be justifiable pursuant to C.G.S. §53a-22 or where a police officer or correctional officer fails to intervene in any such incident or to report any such incident, as required under subsection (a) of C.G.S. §7-282e or C.G.S. §18-81nn, as applicable. The Deputy Chief State’s Attorney, Inspector General, is responsible for leading the Office of the Inspector General.

Inspector General Robert J. Devlin, Jr. was appointed by the Criminal Justice Commission to a four-year term on September 27, 2021. Inspector General Devlin was appointed a Judge of the Superior Court for the state of Connecticut by Governor Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., in 1992 and in 2019, Governor Ned Lamont appointed him a Judge of the Appellate Court. From 2010 to 2017, he served as Chief Administrative Judge for the Criminal Division of the Superior Court. He has been a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Strike Force and was recognized by the U.S. Attorney General in 1992 as one of the outstanding federal prosecutors in America for his work as a member of the prosecution team that secured convictions of the hierarchy in New England organized crime groups. He also has served as chairman of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission.

Inspector General Devlin earned his B.A. Degree with honors from Southern Connecticut State University and his J.D. with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

For more information, contact:
State of Connecticut
Division of Criminal Justice
Office of the Inspector General
P.O. Box 460
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 806-1595

 
Reports on the Use of Force by Police Officers

 

Latest News and Announcements from the Office of Inspector General

 

09/28/22 Office of Inspector General Meets With Organizations, Community Groups and Police Throughout Connecticut

 

09/09/22 Report of the Office of Inspector General Concerning Police-Involved Use of Force in Meriden on February 12, 2021

 

08/26/22 Report of the Office of Inspector General Concerning Police-Involved Use of Force in Bridgeport on June 15, 2021

 

07/22/22 Office of Inspector General Investigating Death of New York Man While In Custody of the Manchester Police Department - Camera Footage (Warning: Sensitive Video Content)

 

06/15/22 Report of the Office of Inspector General Concerning the Use of Deadly Force by the Hartford Police Department Resulting in the Death of Shamar Ogman on December 26, 2020

 

04/20/22 Report of the Office of Inspector General Concerning the Use of Deadly Force by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police, Resulting in the Death of Mubarak Soulemane on January 15, 2020 - Connecticut State Trooper Charged Following Deadly Use of Force Investigation

 

03/25/22 Office of Inspector General Investigating Police-Involved Use of Force in Torrington on March 23, 2022 (Warning: Sensitive Video Content)

 

02/18/22 Office of Inspector General Investigating In-Custody Death at Norwich Police Department on February 4, 2022 (Warning: Sensitive Video Content)

 

01/28/22 Report of the Office of Inspector General Concerning Police-Involved Use of Force in Bridgeport on September 16, 2020

 

01/24/22 Office of Inspector General Investigating Use of Force by Deputy United States Marshal - Camera Footage 1 - Camera Footage 2

 

12/27/21 Report of the Office of Inspector General Concerning Police-Involved Use of Force in Naugatuck on September 14, 2020

 

11/3/21 Office of Inspector General to Assume All Pending Investigations on the Use of Force by Police Officers

 

11/3/21 Office of Inspector General to Assume All Pending Investigations on the Use of Force by Police Officers

 

11/1/21 Preliminary Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding an Officer-Involved UseofForce in Norwich on October 26, 2021 - Dispatch and Radio Transmissions - 911 call 1 - 911 call 2 - 911 call 3 - 911 call 4 911 call 5 911 call 6 911 call 7 - 911 call 8 - Body-worn Camera Footage - Dashboard Camera Footage 1 - Dashboard Camera Footage 2

 

9/27/21 Robert J. Devlin, Jr.  Appointed Deputy Chief State's Attorney, Inspector General